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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 506878.015 - Platinum Energy Solutions, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 506878.015Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 07/05/2012

Platinum Energy Solutions, Inc.
Lat: 31.473143 Lon: -94.431132
Chireno, TX 75937
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 211111/Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Mailing: 1200 West Loop South Ste 1601null, Houston, TX 77027

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/05/2012
Emphasis: L:OilgasClose Case:08/31/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection511058 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 22636.015Event: 07/05/2012One Employee Killed, Two Injured During Hydraulic Fracturing
At 7:30 a.m. on July 5, 2012, three employees at a hydraulic fracturing site wer e observing a manifold trailer leak. A 12 inch circular metal end cap separated from the low pressure side of the manifold trailer. Employee #1 was struck by t he metal end cap and 80 psi water pressure escaping from the unit, knocked 8 fee t into an adjacent pumping unit, suffered blunt force trauma to his head, and wa s killed. Employee #2, struck by the high pressure water, suffered a contusion t o the right arm and a laceration to the head. Employee #3, struck by the high pr essure water and knocked to the ground, suffered contusion and bruising to the c hest and arm area.
Keywords: gas well drilling, high pressure, oil well drilling/servicing, struck by, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 506878.015 Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction
2 506878.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction
3 506878.015 Non Hospitalized injury Supervisors, n.e.c.

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